As you know, one of our goals is to help local businesses in Harford County grow. Each week we will feature a Business of the Week on our website, so please visit these businesses and share their information.
This week we are proud to feature Saubel’s Markets. Here’s some information about Saubel’s Markets taken from their website at http://www.saubelsmarkets.com/
About Saubel’s Markets:
Greg Saubel, President of Saubel’s Markets never had the opportunity to know his grandfather Claude Saubel, but he has many recollections of stories about his grandpa.
The story that is most prevalent to Greg about Grandpa Saubel is the one of how he became involved in a small family owned country general store in the village of Hametown, PA. The story goes like this:
Claude Saubel was a tool and dye maker, working at the naval yard in Washington, D.C., when he took a leave of absence to help his father-in-law who was experiencing some health issues. Upon his father-in-laws death, Claude quit his job at the naval yard to remain in Hametown and help run the store. In 1926, Claude’s mother-in-law passed away, and he and his wife took over operations of the family business. The store operated as a Community Pure Foods store, which was supplied by P.A. & S. Small Company of York, PA. Many unusual but necessary items were sold from this location, including dynamite, wire fencing, plow shares, hardware, clothing, shoes, and more. Groceries were sold here as well, and home delivery was a big part of the operation.
In 1931, just five short years after acquiring the store, Claude and his second wife, Henrietta Saubel had a son. Their son, Leon grew up within the business and helped with the daily operations. Leon married his wife, Doris, in December of 1949, and she became involved in the business as well.